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How to Start an Instagram Account for Your Pet

Pets are amazing and offer perfect companionship. I can bet you there’s nothing more fulfilling than spending quality time with your pets. Do you know you can take this love to a whole new level?

Yes, I said it, you can start an Instagram account for your pet and make your pet an internet sensation. Your lovely pet can become a celebrity and have a million followers. I will give a step-by-step process of opening an Instagram account for your pet.

You may be wondering if it’s essential to open an Instagram account for your pet. Below are 5 reasons to dispel your doubts.

The Steps

Step 1: Download the App

You should first download the app if you already don’t have it. It’s free.

Step 2: Create a “Handle”

A “handle” is a username that will represent your pet across Instagram.  You will need to create a unique username that other users have not taken. You need creativity and originality when choosing a username.

Step 3: Create Your Pet’s Profile

This is when to hit the edit button and create an account that will stand out from the crowd. Write a short bio of your pet. Add a lovely photo of your beloved companion and show the world what you got. The image is what will drive followers to your pet’s account, choose the best.

Step 4: Take Photos

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I know it’s hard, but you need to take professional photos and upload them. To do so, you will have to make sure your pet is relaxed and ready.

Use your pet’s favorite treat to make him comfortable. The photos should be taken in well-lit rooms or outside in natural light.

Use a professional camera to get the best photos since we agreed on posting professional content.

Step 5: Share Your First Post

Now your account is up and running, and it’s time to share your first post. Now, this is where you will use your first share to create a lasting experience. Pick your words carefully to articulate what you want to achieve with the account.

Do you wish to create awareness, connect with others or share about your pet’s crazy ventures? Use your first post to achieve this.

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Step 6: Connect with Other Users

For your account to grow, you need to engage with other users. You will need to share, like, and follow similar accounts to gain meaningful engagements on your account.

Step 7: Be Consistent

Post those professional photos and videos regularly. Let your followers always get accurate and professional content on your account consistently. Make a point of posting something, be it a video, photo, or nugget, on your account daily.  

Reasons Why You Should Start an Instagram Account for Your Pet

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1.   Document Your Pet’s Life

Memories are made to be cherished and even better when documented. An Instagram account for your pet will mean that you need to make more videos and take more photos of your pet to share with the world. You will be making an extra effort to create memories with your pet.

2.   Raise Awareness

There are people in this world who do not know that animals have rights. They don’t know how to care for or love animals. You can make good use of your pet’s Instagram account to raise awareness.

People following your pet’s Instagram account can learn several things about taking care of animals.

3.   Join a Pet Community

You will be able to join a community of pet lovers and share valuable lessons with people with a common interest. By opening an account for your pet, you will be able to connect with fellow pet lovers. You will share experiences and learn from others on the best way you can look after your pet.

4. Make Your Pet Famous

Who doesn’t want to be famous? No one, even your beloved pet, would do with some extra love. When you share those cute and excellent photos and videos of your pet, the account will attract more followers. To achieve this, you will need to post accurate and professional content regularly.

5.  Offer Volunteer Work

Did you know that there are so many animals out there without somewhere they can call home? It’s so sad that there are animals roaming the streets looking for love and food.

You can use your pet’s Instagram account to inspire volunteers to work in animal shelters.

You can use your pet’s Instagram account to inspire people to visit and volunteer in the animal shelters in their neighborhood or to advertise animal shelters in your locality.


There is so much you can do with your pet’s Instagram account. Make good use of the account while having fun. Create awareness, highlight challenges in animal shelters and make good memories with your pet’s Instagram account.

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